Flown the Nest – Brett Little

Name:
Brett Little

When did you play for the Falcons?
2009 – 2015

Position played?
Played everywhere really, back, forward, wing, on ball…

Favourite position?
Wing


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Why did you come down to the Mighty Falcons Nest?
Moved to Melbourne and was looking for a club…

Who were the coaches you have had in your time at the club and can you tell us a bit about each of them?
Nathan Dallas: Great coach and great footballer. We had an amazing group at that time and almost got the job done in 2009.
Paul Shoppee: Had some ripping speeches at the breaks!
Shaun Robinson (2s): Absolute pest!

Can you give us a few of your highlights both on and off the field since being at the club?
On field probably my first year at the club was the best in 2009, played most of the year but unfortunately missed out on finals, closest we’ve been to a flag in my time.
Off the field would have to be the trip to Europe with the boys after 2009 footy trip. Some great times had there!! The other highlight would be Shaun Hayes beating Maunder for the 2009 best & fairest… that was pretty satisfying

What are some of the nicknames you have had during your time at the club, and where did they come from?
Brittle – I did get injured a couple of times, I think Hammo the fool started this one.

Greatest player you have seen (played with) pull on the mighty Red and Blue?
Without a doubt Tom King, he could do it all, took the big marks and kicked a lot of goals.

Greatest Falcons team you have been involved with?
2009 by far.

Greatest victory you have been involved with?
There have been a few good comebacks that spring to mind… 30-40 points down against South Mornington in the 2s and came back for the win, I hit up beamer for the winning goal – he doesn’t usually kick them straight when I hit him up but this time he was on. Similar against Northern Blues we came back from a similar margin

Most memorable player you have played with?
Would be Tom King as I said above, he was a star and made a massive difference to the side when he was in

What would you say were your strengths and weaknesses of your game?
Strength was always the left slipper, weakness was probably fitness at times and ability to stay on the park injury wise.

What are you doing now?
I’m in the Finance team at Mars Confectionery, and occasional umpire for the Falcs!

What is your greatest memory from your time with the Falcons?
Easily the crew that was down at the club through that successful period from 2009… made plenty of lifelong friends through the club during that time

Flown the Nest – Nathan Cattle

Name:
Nathan Cattle

When did you play for the Falcons?
2012 – 2016

Position played?
Utility – Full forward, midfield, half back

Favourite position?
Full forward….. but mostly played half back

 

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Why did you come down to the Mighty Falcons Nest?
I moved over from the west and was working with “The Cu” who brought me down for a kick

Who were the coaches you have had in your time at the club and can you tell us a bit about each of them?
Nath Dallas – sharp blue eyes – good hard player – welcomed me down the club
Oop – good fella with his 2 x side kicks Dog and …. – thought he was going to have a heart attack most games
Payney – bold and vertically challenged – the major liked making us run – also enjoyed a frothie
Alan Sutherland – interesting character – knew his footy

Can you give us a few of your highlights both on and off the field since being at the club?
Timmy More – every training and game I made it too – love that man.

Party Joel had just moved over and wasn’t yet playing for us, he came down and I said I’d kick a goal for him (back in the day when Oop used to swing me forward) – I kicked 3 and pointed to him after – it was really great.

Playing the Blues at their home game – we were on a roll winning a number of games in a row, they were top of the table (from memory), we beat them by less than a kick. The last play was them kicking it into the forward 50 and I spoiled it against their full forward who was supposedly a reasonable player – didn’t get a kick that day – I copped a bit of flack for icing the golden fist after the game

Airlie Beach footy trip.

What are some of the nicknames you have had during your time at the club, and where did they come from?
Cattle, Yards (these ones should be obvious), The Better Cattle (a direct comparison between me and my brother), Legend, Great Man (I’m sure I’ve heard these ones in my direction whilst at the club).

Greatest player you have seen (played with) pull on the mighty Red and Blue?
Bricky…… closely followed by Blizzard (when fit and can see)

Greatest Falcons team you have been involved with?
The year we made the finals under Payney

Greatest victory you have been involved with?
Same year under Payney when we beat the top of the table blues at their home game by less than a straight kick to make a winning streak of I can’t remember how many (maybe 6 or 7?)

Most memorable player you have played with?
Most memorable bloke at the club has to be Timmy More – player prob Milky because he is very annoying (but also a very clean player)

What would you say were your strengths and weaknesses of your game?
Strengths – hard at the footy, reading the play, motivating, man love.
Weaknesses – fitness, body.

What are you doing now?
We have our own business so working a little too much – Didee and I have a young family – unfortunately not too much exercise!

What is your greatest memory from your time with the Falcons?
Great mates, always an inclusive group and playing with some west aussie legends in the same side including the little bro – Smokes, Party Joel, Tyson along with all you other legends

Flown the Nest – Trent Smoker

Name: Trent “Smokes” Smoker

When did you play for the Falcons?
Started round 16 of 2012. Reserves vs Elsternwick at Oval 20. Played under a false name to help the ressies who were short. Robbo gave me a spray at ¾ time after I was caught holding the ball. I have never forgiven him. Finished in 2017…. Although played one game in 2018!

Position played? Half Back

Favourite position? Doggy

 

Why did you come down to the Mighty Falcons Nest?
Big “Q” Cumbers brought Nathan Cattle down to the Falcons in early 2012. I moved to Melbourne mid 2012, was never going to play anywhere else.

Who were the coaches you have had in your time at the club and can you tell us a bit about each of them?
Robbo – Angry. Perfect reserves coach. Should still be doing it. Legend.
Oop & his gang – eclectic mix of humans. Great mentors but got frustrated with mediocrity. Oop spat when he talked.
Payney – maniac, but great coach. Very strong strategic thinker, taught me a lot about opposition analysis… but knew how to ruin people in pre-season.
Al – strong in his plans and convictions…. Backed players to have confidence in themselves which is a great coaching philosophy.
Shops – no better club man ever. Leads by example in sacrifice and loyalty… not many people who can say their dedication to a footy club has cost them 2 marriages.

Can you give us a few of your highlights both on and off the field since being at the club?
On the field – Snowy’s 100th vs Northern Blues (Preston) in 2015. They were top of the ladder, we were middle of the road. Their home ground, we won by 3 points in the toughest and best win I had at the club. Also the day we played Kew…. 8 degrees – it hailed during the twos…. And there was no hot water after the game. Shambles

Off the field – so much random stuff…. Although I didn’t witness it; the liquorice of another male’s shaft incident from last year is close to top of the pops. Second by only a whisker is when Oop gave the team a pre game spray about commitment because 2 blokes were running late to the game because they spent the morning moving a fridge…. The incident was amusing, but it took a turn when Oop’s suggested punishment was that he stick his dick in our ar$es…… to this day im not sure if he was serious or not.

What are some of the nicknames you have had during your time at the club, and where did they come from?
A few…. All fairly self-explanatory – Smokes, General, Legend
Favourite nickname – 2 cuts…. Its not every day a man has two haircuts in one day, so deserves to be known as 2 cuts.

Greatest player you have seen (played with) pull on the mighty Red and Blue?
Standard answer is Disco, although I played with him when he was busted and broken so never really saw the best of him. Played a bit with Sam Jess who was a gun. But for admiration of ability and philosophy on the game I rate Courtney Wright highly. Held himself accountable to a very high standard and expected other to do the same.

Greatest Falcons team you have been involved with?
Have to be 2014/2015 side under payney…. It’s the only time we played finals

Greatest victory you have been involved with?
See above – Snowy’s 100th

Most memorable player you have played with?
Johnny Cleland…. Seriously smart dude, but rocks up to every game fully kitted out in his footy gear carrying his boots…. WTF….. they are called Change rooms for a reason man.

What would you say were your strengths and weaknesses of your game?
Strengths….
Weaknesses….. Skills, Pace, Agility… the list goes on

What are you doing now?
Completing this questionnaire that you told me would only take 10 minutes…..

What is your greatest memory from your time with the Falcons?
The fact that in my whole time at the club, we have had a clock on the wall that has not worked. I hold Party Joel 100% accountable for this outcome…. Fix the f***ing clock Joel.

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Falcons launch women’s team for 2019

THE Albert Park Falcons are proud to announce the club will be launching a women’s team for the 2019 season.

Albert Park Football & Netball Club president Tyson Cattle said it would be a great addition to club.

“Having a women’s team will allow us to expand our offering as a club,” Mr Cattle said.

“The committee is dedicated to continue to grow the club and a women’s team is a natural progression.”

The Falcons already have two senior men’s teams and two women’s netball teams, who play on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, which could grow to three netball teams early next year.

Mr Cattle said that it was obvious AFLW was continuing to grow in popularity and showed no sign of slowing down.

“We understand that surrounding clubs in the Albert Park area also have women’s football teams and they are going very well,” he said.

“We believe there is a still a large pool of players in the local area who are looking for a club and keen to have a kick, and we would encourage them to come down to the Falcons.”

The Albert Park Falcons will be holding an information session 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 27, at the club’s home ground of Oval 20, Beaurepaire Pavilion, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park.

Food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any questions about the team and are keen to be involved, please come down to the information night, or email womens@albertparkfc.com.au

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